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Video Shooting

The course «Video Shooting» is concerned with specificities of the shooting process, depending on a variety of tasks and technological solutions, which makes realization of a creative idea possible at the level of current requiremets for video content. Both theory and practice of video shooting are discussed in the course. Among the related key issues are frame composition, lighting and its role for the shooting, angles and size, the «rule of thirds», the types of plans (shots), the duration of the plans and their dependence on the genre, special features of shooting an interview, dynamic and static filming, cutaways, outdoor and indoor shooting, kinds and types of shooting equipment, techniques and methods of operating diverse cameras, etc. The course introduces the principles of shooting equipment functioning, the quality standards of shooting, and different stages of creating a video plot: the origin of its theme and idea, working out the scenario, determining the video’s genre and character, planning the time and place for the shooting, selecting the type of lighting, preparing and conducting the shooting, viewing the shot material, analyzing the video, evaluating and deframing the video footage, systematizing the shot material to make a compilation for the montage page. As a practical task of the course it is expected to prepare and conduct a series of shooting.

Video Production

The course «Video Production» introduces the basic montage principles underlying the creation of a video content. It discusses dynamics, tempo and rhythm in video editing; classic patterns and examples of montage practices; a diversity of editing programs in modern video industry; types of video editing; the distinction between linear and non-linear editing; theory and practice of non-linear editing; and the specifics features of the editing and compositing programs. The content of the «pre-production», «production», and «post-production» concepts is revealed, the basic principles and techniques of the program Adobe Premiere are defined: editing and its techniques; main window and general principles to set up a working space for the editing program; specifics for editing tracks to be created and edited; pixel and proportional presentation of the formats; working with transitions and filters, masks, subtitles and static images; ways of clips superimposing; «transparency» management; speed of clips; audio tracks creation; work with sound; volume and pan control; basics of animation, etc. To improve the skills in the program Adobe Premiere, students perform a series of practical tasks and the final creative work: the editing of the trailer.

Course Lecturer: Anton Bizhko


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Course Lecturer: Max. Golovachov


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Design and Society

The course «Design and Society» is dedicated to the social role of design in the contemporary world. It is a kind of experimental course, the study of the formation of social responsibility of the company with the help of design projects. The course introduces the basic directions of social projects in graphic design, with features creative techniques outstanding masters of the world of graphic design on real-world examples of the International Triennial of Ecological Poster «4th Block». In the process of studying the basic aspects of perception and understanding of the ideas embodied in social projects by designers as the society as a whole as well as individuals. The course involves a series of case studies on the selected theme, the theoretical analysis of the design work and the presentation of research in the form of an illustrated publication (a brochure, a magazine). Practical tasks of the course: 1) collect and analyze information on the chosen theme; social development of the project concept; 2) mastery of key skills of design publishing; creating a layout edition magazine.

Graphic Signs Morphology

The course «Graphic Signs Morphology» concentrates on the topical forms of information visual presentation. It discusses the basic methods for communication processes to be optimized through visual and graphical tools. A rich tradition of visual art and avant-garde experiments with modern graphic design provide a wide range of principles for selecting and arranging the means of expression, depending on aesthetic requirements of a particular target audience. It is success in communication that determines the choice of a visual form consistent with a specific act of interaction. This form confirms the correlation between mutual understanding and trust, making the communication processes more predictable and reliable. As practical outcomes of the course the following are expected: 1) to analyze and evaluate visual texts, their structure and style in accordance with the specific content of communication; 2) to develop and execute own project of visual communication in the field of graphic design.

Course Lecturer: Oleg Veklenko


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Course Lecturer: Olga Kvitka


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Media Impact

The course «Media Impact» is aimed at mastering a host of counterpropaganda and manipulative media technology in information warfare. It is intended to get students familiar with the ways the armies of propagandists and trolls, advertisers and marketers, PR and political strategists work. The course discusses the functioning of propaganda machines of different times and peoples and what is hidden from us under the guise of news, analytical programs and works of art. The study of media influence is an interdisciplinary area of knowledge, which raises the issues related to history, sociology, cultural studies, psychology, neurophysiology, journalism, drama, visual arts, cinema, advertising, marketing and public relations. Every day we face an avalanche of information (in terms of the language of a digital age, it is about 40-45 gigabytes) via books, TV, posters, radio, newspapers, Internet, and video games. More and more opportunities are given to those who are trying to control us by using the information transmitted through media channels. In the course the students learn to identify the hidden elements of propaganda and advertising out of a general context, to analyze the manipulation technology, to formulate its true objectives in each particular case. The practical results of the course concentrate on the formation of media competence and skills in using counter means against information threats.

Directing of Screen Arts

The course «Directing of Screen Arts» is based on the study of main tools for creating visual texts in the modern «frame» types (frame-ramp-frame) of spectaculars, with applying to the montage principles in art. The course includes an acquaintance with key concepts of direction and morphology of Screen Arts, a theoretical overview of current types of spectaculars and their functions, introduces the profession of a director, and provides training in acquiring practical skills in creating audiovisual texts from their conception to creation. Particular emphasis is placed on the fact that a frame, being an integral unit of an on-screen spectacular, has a dual nature, existing both in space and in time. The course covers the basic functions of a director in creating a screen spectacular; the key stages of an exciting journey from the very idea conceived by a director to its execution; the principles that underlie a creative team formation, and especially the relationship between a director and a script writer, a painter and an operator; the specificity of creating a director’s shooting script; stages for a screen work to undergo (preparation, filming, post-production); types of montage (inter-frame, intra-frame, sound-vision). Providing creative applications for the themes proposed and realizing the director’s plan of a screen art constitute the practical tasks of the course.

Course Lecturer: Volodymyr Mazur


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Course Lecturer: Dmitry Golovachov


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Reportage

The course «Reportage» is aimed at formation of student skills of a reporter, creating texts and photographs in the genre of reportage. Closely linked to the disciplines «News in Media», «Media Criticism», and «Media Technologies» course «Reportage» introduces the methods of monitoring the primary sources of information, law principles of information access, ethical standards of the reporter’s work. Students must master the basic methods and techniques of planning and organization of the reporter interaction with sources of information, to ensure their own physical, law and information security. The course introduces the basic genres of information journalism, their stylistic features, technics of reporter’s work on the text. A separate section of the course is devoted to the student’s acquaintance with the techniques and basic methods of reportage photography. Practical task of the course: to prepare their own text and photography reportage related to the event.

Interview

The course «Interview» examines an interview as a separate genre of journalism, as a technology for creating an interview and using it in mass media. The course provides an opportunity for the students to get acquainted with one of the major genres of journalism and master the primary skills of interview techniques. In this course students will learn what makes an interview a special information genre different from other genres of journalism; they will get acquainted with varieties of interviews and acquire practical skills in getting prepared for a television interview in terms of the way it is organized, conducted and published, namely: how to work with the sources of information, to use diverse methods to collect the information, selecting, testing and analyzing it; how to work in conditions of multimedia and convergent media space; how to prepare an interview for publication. Students are expected to complete the course by performing the practical part: to prepare and conduct an interview.

Course Lecturer: Sergiy Boboc


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Course Lecturer: Philip Dykan


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Cyberculture

The course «Cyberculture» introduces the underlying principles of the new media theory focused on the study of diverse phenomena related to cyberculture, characterized by anti-hierarchy, nonlinearity, semantic and axiological pluralism. The phenomenon of cyberculture is presented as a product of information society, wherein an activity acquires the features of virtualization and has a symbolic character. The course aims to reveal the multifaceted phenomenon of cyberculture, to determine the potential of theoretical approaches to its study, to determine the levels of cyberculture functioning and the variety of its manifestations in society. Key issues of the course: cyberspace viewed through Daniel Bell’s conceptualization, cyberculture in the context of a Manuel Castells’ theory of information society, Donna Haraway’s theory of cyberculture, network culture, William Gibson as a pioneer of cyberpunk, cyberart and cyberdesign. Based on the results achieved, students are expected to undertake the final research project on cyberculture.

Internet Communications and Web Design

The course «Internet Communications and Web Design» is concerned with the technology of Internet communications, the general principles and methods of web-design, the basics of the Internet, the specifics of using internet browsers, the technologies to develop Internet sites, in particular, with the application of Dreamweaver MX. The focus is on fostering skills to develop online resources, on introducing the properties of new opportunities to create modern websites, including the specifics of their placement in the Internet space. The key issues of the course: Internet browsers with their advantages and disadvantages; web-pages, hyperlinks, clients and servers of the Internet; typical systems to develop Internet resources; a web-page creation, structure of the site, work with styles; work with graphic images, Macromedia Flash graphics, multimedia; the use of tables in developing web pages, etc. The practical is to develop a website, using the Dreamweaver medium.

Course Lecturer: Olga Filippova


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Course Lecturer: Dmitry Bulavin


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Multimedia and Hypertext

The course «Multimedia and Hypertext» considers non-linear forms of organization of the audiovisual discourse of Internet communications. The basis for the language of new media is constituted by two most important discoveries of the information age – multimedia and hypertext – which have radically changed the type of communication, the forms of conservation, research in and transfer of knowledge in today’s society. Instead of the author comes a collective «hyper-author», instead of reading comes internet surfing as «hyperreading», in place of linear text we face non-linear hypertext, in which the fragments are connected by hyperlinks, while the texts are combined with elements of video, audio and graphics, and the readers themselves select the scenario of motion in the electronic labyrinth of images and concepts. The interdisciplinary course «Multimedia and Hypertext» borders on sociology of culture, theories of information society, media studies, post-classical philosophy, narratology, post-structuralist literary studies, communicativistics, computer linguistics, informatics, research into internet networks and Web-technologies. The practical tasks of the course: 1) analysis of multimedia convergent messages, which combine various forms of information – sound, image, and text (clips, movie fragments, commercials video, etc.), 2) working-out and realization of the individual multimedia hypertex project.

Стратегические коммуникации

The course «Strategic Communication» introduces the technology of build relationships of the organization (state, political, public, commercial) to society in the new media conditions. Not only institutions, organizations and firms require services in the field of strategic communications, but also businessmen, state and public figures. Strategic communications form an attractive image and reputation of the organization and the individual, build relationships with society and other institutions, improve the competitiveness and profitability, ensure political, social and economic success. The course involves mastering a set of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in advertising, public relations; acquaintance with social media tools, Internet technologies SMM (Social Media Marketing) and SEO (Search Engine Optimization). The course borders on communication, advertising, PR and internet marketing studies. Particular attention is paid to mastering the theory and practice of strategic planning (defining the role and the main goal of the organization, identifying key areas that require improvements, making the system performance indicators, selections and setting goals, developing action plans, setting up and monitoring, communication, implementation plan). Practical objectives of the course: working-out and realization of the individual project in strategic communications.

Course Lecturer: Lydia Starodubtseva


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Course Lecturer: Yevhen Safonov


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Methods of Media Research

The course «Methods of Media Research» is aimed at forming of critical thinking with reference to the field of media analysis. It introduces a wide range of methods of modern media research: discourse-analysis, content-analysis, as well as semiotic, linguistic, psychological, psychoanalytic, sociological, structural-functional and others. Being good at applying methodological tools of media research allows specialists to carry out media analysis correctly; to systematize media data; to generate, formulate and realize new ideas in the field of media; to select the desired data properly, determining their authenticity; to express own position, based on the verified facts; to refer to arguments to sound convincing to the audience and to have an effective voice in social media. The objective of the course is to master the skills in systematizing and processing the information flows, to develop the ability to analyze media texts, to find out an ideological background for media messages, and to identify the effects of media products. The practice task of the course consists in conducting an independent media analytical research.

Media Criticism

The goal of the course «Media Criticism» introduces a coverage of problematic aspects of the media and a critical analysis of the mass media content. Media criticism is aimed to create a platform for discussions and to build social interaction tools, to raise topical issues related to media community, to promote improvement of mass media activity, to form socially responsible journalistic community, and to contribute to popularization of knowledge about media. As an outcome of the course, the students are supposed to be good at understanding well the concept of media criticism, the role of media criticism in modern socio-political and cultural contexts, scientific research on media criticism, professional ethics and standards of journalism, social role and social mission of media, genres and stylistic diversity of modern media texts, and characteristics of their critical analysis. In the frameworks of the course students create their own materials with applying to assessment of various types of the mass media content of in the following genres of criticism: reviews, articles, outlines, analytical correspondence.

Course Lecturer: Nadezhda Korytnikova


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Course Lecturer: Katherine Nazarenko (Tregub)


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Conceptual Photography

The course «Conceptual Photography» covers the basics of the photography language in the information field of contemporary art, the history of the key questions of conceptual photography and actual conceptual photographers. The course includes introduction to the history of conceptual art and practices of artistic photography of the XX century, the phenomenon of «constructed reality» and «appropriation of the image» in the Dusseldorf school, approach to photography as «unaesthetic document» in Kharkiv school, conceptual techniques in modern fashion-photography, researches of body category and sex, social stereotypes and taboos in photography, etc. The main objectives of the course: to achieve excellence in the creation of photography and wording of artistic position, an acquaintance with the technique of working with photography and mastering the skills of presentation of own art projects. Particular attention is paid to mastering techniques of conceptual create photo projects, based on three keys: «idea + context + image». The course includes discussions, viewing of visual materials, the practice of photography, portfolio review and trainings on the verbalization of ideas. Practical task of the course: the creation of the artistic object, in which the photo, text and method of presentation will be equal.

Documentary Film

Course «Documentary Film» introduces the features of documentary creation and perception; history and theory, directions and trends of contemporary documentaries; range-winning films of the prestigious film festivals; directors and producers of documentary films; the creative and production phases of the film projects realization; and discusses modern audiovisual market. We consider the specifics of the work of producer, scriptwriter, director, cameraman, sound engineer, composer of the documentary, as well as the forms and models of film project financing are analyzed together with the specifics of the project realization as an international co-production with marketing strategies and festival promotion of the film project. Special attention is paid to preparing and designing the project to meet the requirements of European market for the further filmmaking as an international co-production, realization of transmedia and web-documentary of projects. Practical tasks: 1) analysis and discussion of visual material, dramaturgic structure of the documentary film projects; development of synopsis, treatment, director’s explication, production plan and budget, a producer’s strategy; preparation of the project to the pitching presentation; 2) development, presentation, and realization of the auteur documentary film project.

Course Lecturer: Roman Pyatkovka


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Course Lecturer: Gennady Kofman


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Creation of Auteur TV Programs

The course «Creation of Auteur TV Programs» introduces the basic principles for an independent way to present the information in television discourse and the specifics for auteur TV programs to be created. The objective of the course is to provide an insight into the television thinking, to introduce the main screen techniques capable of communicating information and the methods of analyzing the plots of auteur TV programs, to form up comprehension of how an auteur text is created, to lay the foundation for understanding the relationship between video-, audio- and text-recording in the televised material, and to give an opportunity for acquiring own experience in creating of a television program. Being closely related to the disciplines «Directing of Screen Arts», «Theory of Visual Culture», «Video Shooting and Montage» «Video Production», «Television News», «Technology of Media Content Creation», «Media Rhetoric» and «Interview», this course is oriented towards building up television operation skills and, as a final practical task, involves developing an independent plot in the framework of an auteur TV program (a complete production cycle: from a conception to its implementation).

New Media Art

The course «New Media Art» is concentrated on revealing a broad spectrum of main art directions in the new media age (digital art), such as video art, video dance, VJing, video mapping, net art, sound art, kinetic sculpture, glitch art, fractal graphics, cinemagraphy, stop motion, electronic installation, interactive media performance, etc. The course considers historical origins of new media art (avant-garde, conceptual art, performances and happenings of the twentieth century), specificities of the birth of media art in the 1960s-1970s (Nam June Paik, «Fluxus»), theoretical conceptions of new media art (Oliver Grau, Ryszard W. Kluszczyński, Michael Rush, etc.), personalities and classic works of contemporary media artists (Matthew Barney, Bill Viola, Philipp Geist, Peter Greenaway, etc.). The key question of the course: is new media art a fundamentally new stage in the development of art or is it just a form of coverage of the traditional arts in the era of digital revolution? The tasks of the course: 1) an analytical essay about one of new media art directions, 2) interpretation of one of new media art works, 3) creation of own project in one of new media art directions.

Course Lecturer: Elena Tolstokoraya (Grigorieva)


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Course Lecturer: Lydia Starodubtseva


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Technology of Media Content Creation

The course «Technology of Media Content Creation» introduces the theoretical and practical aspects of media planning, media management, and techniques of media content creation on radio, television, and in the Internet media. Particular attention is paid to the system of media planning as the management of information in the media communications, economic and socio-political problems of media content creation, media channels selection procedures and technologies of media texts creation. The course deals with media monitoring and mediametrie, the formation of the target audience media, media ratings and people meters, target media indexes with considering a specificity of the media market, the comparative analysis of the media, TNS Gallup Media TV measurements and basic media metrics: HUT, PUT, PUR (people using radio), TVR rating, Share, use of GRP / TRP, relationships between reach, frequency and GRP, and others. The media management is understood as the phenomenon of control culture of the information age, which is considered closely related to the issues of public media policy, online media, e-democracy and e-commerce. Separate sections of the course are devoted to producing in the field of media, models and prospects of the mass media as a social institution development. Practical task of the course: the creation of individual media project in the field of media planning and media management.

Media Rhetoric

The course «Media Rhetoric» is dedicated to the theory and practice of skills development of the free speech existing in a variety of journalism genres, teaches the skill of speech on radio and television, introduces the techniques of public speaking in the media space. Particular attention is paid to the basic techniques of television and radio host craftsmanship, directed to mastery of voice: strengthening the speech and breathing apparatus; learning diaphragmatic breathing, vocal technique, the release of muscular tension, mental, and psychophysical clinches; correction of speech defects; improving the articulation, the elimination of a «dialect». As part of the course, students will learn to «speak the thoughts» (eliminating the monotony and multi-accentual speech), using the capabilities of their vocal range, possess diaphragmatic breathing and ability to speak «on a footing». The course involves a series of case studies on speech technology for radio and television (tongue-twister’s unit to work with articulation, diaphragmatic breathing, silent breath, sound demonstration in three registers on exertion (in motion), voice tempo-rhythm exercises, speech arts in different genres of TV journalism, narration, public speaking, etc. The final task of the course: the creation of artistic video etudes, represented skills of mastering the technique of speech and a dramatic representation of the material.

Course Lecturer: Antonina Abashnik


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Course Lecturer: Oksana Krechkivskaya


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Audio Podcasting

The course «Audio Podcasting» is focused on the basics of radio journalism functioning, radio broadcasting, and audio podcasting in electronic media. It introduces the audience of broadcasting, Internet-radio and audio podcasting; presents the information about history and the current situation with audio-podcasting, a radio journalist’s rules and work regulations, as well as a podcaster’s capabilities. The course is aimed at considering the following forms and genres of radio journalism: informationional (news, radio news, news coverage of the press, information running commentary, news radio interview, information radio crrespondence, survey), analytical (analytical radio interviews, analytical radio correspondence, analytical running commentary, investigative journalism for radio, commentary as an analytical genre, conversation, radio survey), documentary and artistic (feature, radio essay, radio sketch, radio portrait, radio story, radio composition, and radio performance). Particular attention is paid to expressive sound means and stylistic devices of radio journalism, sound editing of podcasts, principles and techniques of radio direction, specificity of making interviews, live reports and interactive talk shows. Practical task of the course: to design and create own audio podcast.

Television News

The course «Television News» is aimed at formation of journalist skills in the field of television news. Students must take possession of the basic methods and techniques of research and practical work in the sphere of television in accordance to current technological standards. The course introduces the concept of «information matter», the ability to distinguish its of information flow, determine the style of the plot and prepare the plots in different styles. Students will learn how to work on the place of events, take the comment from the officials, victims, witnesses, learn to work in the shot and prepare special report, write Stand Up and participate in live broadcasts; they will receive knowledge on the basics of shooting and editing of news plots and their specific sound recording. The course includes an excursion to investigative journalism, consideration of ethical norms in the preparation of news material, and issues of information credibility and distortion in television news. The course provides a series of creative meetings with famous Ukrainian and foreign news journalists (reporters, editors). Practical tasks of the course: to find their own story theme, make a synopsis, collect all the necessary information in accordance to journalistic standards and prepare a plot on the air.

Course Lecturer: Volodymyr Noskov


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Course Lecturer: Natalya Drozd


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Convergent Journalism

The course «Convergent Journalism» is devoted to acquaintance with the new forms of journalism arisen as a result of the integration of communication technologies in the new media age: online edition, internet radio, web television, etc. The course focuses on the conceptual apparatus of convergent journalism, sence of the notion «convergence», and comparative analysis of the concepts «online journalism», «journalism on the Internet», «digital journalism», «multimedia journalism», «cross-media journalism», etc. The main problems of the course: the transformation of traditional media under the influence of network computer technologies; specificity of information presentation in multimedia form and principles of journalism on the Internet; online journalism as a result of the interpenetration of media technologies; interactivity and the «feedback effect» as a semantic markers of convergent journalism; imaging data on the Internet; kinds of infographics; the concept of «Universal Journalist» (David Randall) and new professional standards of journalism; the principles of journalistic ethics in the new media epoch. Practical tasks of the course: 1) analysis of convergent media message, 2) working-out and realization of the individual project in the field of convergent journalism.

History and Theory of New Media

The subject matter of the course «History and Theory of New Media» is mechanisms for the mass communication institutions to function in contemporary information society. The course program consists of the following sections: 1) information society: theoretical and conceptual field; 2) new media and transformation of modern communicative practices. The main objectives of the course consist in studying the formation of ideas about the phenomenon of information society and the state of the main information resources in modern culture, and considering the basic concepts of communication institutions functioning in modern society. Students must achieve these learning outcomes: knowledge of the essential characteristics of new media, the stages of genesis, theoretical and conceptual field of the information society phenomenon, contemporary categorical apparatus and problematic field of communication, the ability to apply theoretical and methodological approaches to the systemic analysis of new media, and having skills to identify and compare the stages of communication paradigm development in the context of existing social practices. In line with to the course outcomes, the students are supposed to perform their own individual Internet project.

Course Lecturer: Yevhen Maslov


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Course Lecturer: Igor Solomadin


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Contemporary Visual Art

The course focuses on contemporary visual art with all its features and contradictions: relevance, provocative and shocking character, radicalism; programmed philosophicity, grotesque, irony and banter; priority of concept and literary basis over artistic form, etc. The course introduces a variety of forms, genres, techniques and trends in contemporary visual art (actionism, work with objects and installations, «live» performances and happenings with their video documentation, print, photo and video art, contemporary art, street art, etc.), the origins of modern art from the second half of the twentieth century (modernism, post-modernism, post-postmodernism) and «icons» of Contemporary Art, ranging from Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Duchamp and Jackson Pollock to Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Alexander Kabakov and Gerhard Richard. The highlights of the course are a symbolic figure of the curator, policy and strategies of the leading art institutions, design thinking and a variety of art and exhibition practices, the world’s major forums of contemporary art, festivals and Biennials (of Venice, Documenta, Manifesta, etc.) The course provides a detailed insight into the ways and specificities of modern Ukrainian art development, the main actors of the domestic art scene; a unique opportunity to study contemporary art not only in theory but also in practice with visiting and analyzing new exhibition projects, art events and workshops on the best venues in the city, meeting with the leaders of modern art: artists and curators. The creative task of the course consists in creating own curator project (from the very conception to its implementation).

Visual Studies

The course «Visual Studies» discusses theoretical conceptions of visual media culture. «Visual turn» in the humanities and social sciences of the late XX – early XXI centuries led to a revision of both the status of the visual image in culture and methodologies of visual culture studies. Particular attention is paid to history and theory of different layers of visual media culture: photography, cinema, television, and video. The interdisciplinary course «Visual Studies» is bordered by sociology of culture, theories of information society, media studies, post-classical philosophy, cultural anthropology, theory of film and photography. The main tasks of the discipline: to form methodological tools for future specialists in the field of visual studies; consider the principles and main characteristics of visual culture; identify mechanisms of visual culture in media space. The course includes the study of the history and theory of modern cinema. Creativity of both classical and modern filmmakers is considered in the context of general film language evolution in the late XX – early XXI centuries. Practical course tasks: to create a remake of the work by one of the classical black and white photographs of the late XIX – XX centuries (including Ansel Adams, Eugène Atget, Robert Capa, Elliott Erwitt, Gyula Halász (Brassaï), Man Ray, Alexander Rodchenko, Alfred Stieglitz, etc.) and audiovisual essay based on the movie by one of an outstanding filmmakers of the early XXI century (Including Lav Diaz, Bruno Dumont, Philippe Grandrieux, Eugène Green, Peter Greenaway, Michael Haneke, Alejandro González Iñárritu, etc.).

Course Lecturer: Tatiana Tumasyan


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Course Lecturer: Dmitry Petrenko


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Professional Foreign Language (English)

The course «Professional English Language» is aimed at improving the students’ skills of practical use of English in the sphere of their professional interests and is focused on the development of practical and analytical linguistic competence. The following aspects are included: development of students’ proficiency in working with authentic materials related to the master’s program «Media Communications»; improvement of skills in recognition and correct usage of grammatical structures typically found in academic texts; development of communication skills to participate in discussions in English with ability to express own opinion concerning the material discussed in both oral and written forms. Particular attention is given to the expansion of active vocabulary of general academic terminology and that of key professional terms with concentration on word formation elements, phraseology, and style. A distinctive feature of the course consists in an interdisciplinary approach to the selection of educational material, which reflects the content diversity of specialization «Media Communications». The format of the work includes common discussions, as well as individual and group projects.

Course Lecturer: Iryna Tkalya


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